Posted: 4:41 pm Monday, August 18th, 2014

Sportsbook sets Tech’s over/under win total at 6.5 

By Ken Sugiura

An online sportsbook foresees a regular season right around .500 for Georgia Tech. Bovada Sportsbook placed the Yellow Jackets’ over/under win total at 6.5.

The payout odds for those taking the over are -140, meaning a bettor would have to put up $140 to win $100. For someone taking the under, the odds are +110, meaning a wager of $100 with a $110 payout if the bet hits.

The bet does not include wins either in conference championship games or bowl games. In coach Paul Johnson’s six seasons, the Jackets have cleared 6.5 wins in the regular season four times, finishing the regular season at six wins twice.

Other ACC over/under win totals:

 

Boston College 5
Clemson 8.5
Duke 8.5
FSU 11.5
Louisville 8
Miami 7.5
N.C. State 5.5
UNC 8
Pittsburgh 7.5
Syracuse 5.5
Virginia 3.5
Virginia Tech 8
Wake Forest 3.5
109 comments
Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

I think that's a tough bet.  It starts with 3 wins---surely.  Duke should be 4.  @NCST should be 5.

@VT, Miami, Clemson and @UGA we will be dogs.  I feel best about VT, except it is in Blacksburg, against the best defensive coordinator in college football.  Miami, Clemson and UGA will score lots of points.

Can we win 2 more games against: @UNC, @Pitt, and UVA?

Ted Roof is solid.  But he's got no more eligibility to play, and he's got 5 new positions to fill, some with true Frosh.  We're probably not going to set any school records for outstanding D this year.

Biggest question is the "QB" and OL play.  Maybe good competition will really motivate the two QBs.



GTBob
GTBob

I think the over is a safe bet here.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

CPJ had better round that off t.o 7

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Paulie......A virtuoso performance by the Central Londoners. :)

What a squad the Chosen One has put together.

Diego Costa and Fabergas make us unstoppable.

The EPL is a battle for 2nd this year!!.....that's likely Liverpool BTW.

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Man U is in serious trouble. 100 mil for Di Maria!!? 

Good luck with that!

RealityJacket
RealityJacket

@Birmingham__Jacket 

Roof is a solid poor coach - alumni or not look at Duke. Why Johnson hired an ineffective coach is puzzling, but par for the course. Jackets lose to Ga Southern by 2 touchdowns, giving up 300+ passing. End to bowl run and end to Johnson - enjoy.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

@GTBob Duke looks like a great under. Have they ever had back to back 10 win seasons?


gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@GTBob Let me get something straight, we talking CFB or Soccer?

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@BigCrimson75 

Not a chance the RS finishes in 2nd place with the back 4 they are putting out there.  I think it is between your guys and City - but getting exited because of a win over Burnley - seriously?  That's like Bama getting excited by beating Arkansas.

You need to sign Khedira before the Gunners do if you really want to close the door on most of the competition,

I am enjoying ManU's problems but overall  it was bad weekend for my guys - gave away 2 points at Leicester and Boss Ross is gone til January

GTBob
GTBob

@BigCrimson75 Last year was the only 10 win season in their history. I agree, that is a pretty nice looking bet. I would be surprised if Clemson didn't hit 9 wins also.

GTBob
GTBob

@gtcaryd Football. I know little to nothing about soccer. If we throw a team out there ill watch though.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@GTBob @gtcaryd Me too, i played in high school. If you couldn't make the Basketball team you had to play soccer if you were a football player. God we were awful, but i had a blast.

GTQBdefender
GTQBdefender

@gtcaryd @GTBob

I scored 3 goals in one game at Northside of Atlanta in 1969 after the dawg coaches had driven me out of the other sports.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

@gtcaryd @POAD2014 Cary --- In Bob's younger days his school mates kicked him a soccer ball, unfortunately he picked it up & started dribbling it. :(

GTQBdefender
GTQBdefender

@PaulinNH @gtcaryd

I'm off the wall and bring up issues unrelated to the topic of the article but no one says a word of complaint about our daily soccer discussions. 

POAD2014
POAD2014

@GTQBdefender Then you are an HONOR GRAD Athlete student at UGa cause you know how much a 3 point basket is worth.

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@GTQBdefender 

I obviously missed the directive that forces me to read things that do not interest me.

Perhaps I should post how I have become a Clemson fan

GTQBdefender
GTQBdefender

@PaulinNH

The way Tech is going with fans like GTBob who admit they sell the Uga game, I expect the East stands to become even more embarrassingly RED. Check out the picture from 2013.

Tech fans had cut and run before the game even started.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

GTQB, That's the beauty of America, freedom to F#$# up.

GTBob
GTBob

@GTQBdefender The east stands and most of the other stands have been embarrassingly red for many years now and im not really in the mood to be one of the few Ga Tech fans in my section.

GTQBdefender
GTQBdefender

@PaulinNH

You losers talk tough and do not even show up for the arch-rival game.

As pitiful a fan base as there is.

GTQBdefender
GTQBdefender

@GTBob @GTQBdefender

@GTBob

Your usual pitiful reply.

@POAD.

I'm boycotting this Paul the way u and rest taught me.

I had full year season tickets the last two years of Hewitt.

There was a boycott to get him fired.

Only a Celtic coach would defend him.

Good for that Paul then it is good for this one.


GTBob
GTBob

@GTQBdefender If you want to spend a Saturday surrounded by obnoxious UGA fans watching Tech more than likely lose instead of selling your tickets for a good price and watching the game at home then that is up to you. 

GTQBdefender
GTQBdefender

@GTBob @GTQBdefender

I guess that is where we have fallen to.

You do not trust those around you to show up.

I agree with that.

But unlike you, it angers me.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@GTQBdefender WHY? It is a CHEER Thousands of TECH Fans use.

GTBob
GTBob

@GTQBdefender I don't trust it because I have experienced it. My section has many season ticket holders who magically change into someone else wearing red on that day. Its like a virus spreading. Once several do it then everyone else does it. The ones still left get the choice of sitting with the enemy all game or selling theirs as well. Im not sure how it could be stopped.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@GTQBdefender well you get ELECTED/ Appointed to the BoR and you make changes other wise STFU about fixing PROBLEMS The INSTITUTE cannot control. 

GTQBdefender
GTQBdefender

@POAD2014 @GTQBdefender

Johnson lucked up with Tech's best recruiting class in decades.

When has Tech had two #1 round picks, a 3rd rounder and Dwyer who should have gone higher. Or if not was still the Player of the Year twice.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@GTQBdefender wow lil WnE's brother is calling me out. You complain about things TECH has little control over but you think The INSTITUTE could be better while fighting the BoR.

GTQBdefender
GTQBdefender

@GTBob @GTQBdefender

2013 was a close game.

I have mentioned that I think if Johnson is willing to go for it on 4th on the Tech side of the field as he has a number of times, he should also be willing to go for it at the Uga 5.

Do that and we win going away.

Even if the play fails.

GTBob
GTBob

@GTQBdefender True, we had a chance to steal one last year, but we are going to win that game at most 1 out of every 5 games. Last year we had a 20 point lead and they were missing their starting QB and we still lost. You see all of those articles about them signing 5 star players every day? The forecast for the future isn't very bright. That is why so many people are selling their tickets.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@GTQBdefender Don't even try to answer TECH fans already know WnE lil bro

POAD2014
POAD2014

@GTQBdefender are you that young or too DUMB to know?


GTBob
GTBob

@gtcaryd Im 33. I was actually in college at the tail end of the O'Leary years and the start of the Gailey years.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@GTBob @gtcaryd Lucky B##$##, when i was 33 i didn't realize how young i was Took it for granted. I would give my left one to be able to run again.

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@BigCrimson75 @POAD2014 

johnny.....who is gtqbdefender?

Is it jacket detective?

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Yep - he was Clemson Detective for a while before his latest incarnation

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@GTBob @gtcaryd Since you graduated from GT i would imagine that you dont have to put your body through the crap i put mine through. Always stressed to my kids to make their living with their brain and not their back.

GTBob
GTBob

@gtcaryd Yeah, can't say I do a lot of hard labor. Mostly office work. I don't have kids yet either so im still care free.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@GTBob Kids are what make you work harder and longer, but they are worth every minute.. .